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Thomas Bailey Aldrich
(1836-1907) born on
Nov 11
US poet, writer, editor. He was best known for his semi-autobiographical novel, "Story of a Bad Boy," 1870.
         
   
F
Books that have become classics -- books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal -- always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay.

R
We vivisect the nightingale
To probe the secret of his note.
A
They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.
N
Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.
K
The man who suspects his own tediousness is yet to be born.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
R: In "Macmillan Dictionary of Quotations," by John Daintith, 1989.
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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